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What is fever?

Fever is often the first sign of an illness in children. When your child has a temperature it can be a worrying and stressful time.
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What is Febrile Convulsion?

Febrile convulsions are caused by a rapid increase in the body temperature of young children.
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What is the winter vomiting bug (Norovirus)?

Norovirus is more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.
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What are the most common vision problems for children and teens?

Common eye complaints for children and teens include myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
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When does a cut need stitches?

If a cut is too severe to treat at home then it is important to take your child to A&E or to your GP as stitches may be required. Go straight to the A&E if the cut is to an artery or if the bleeding will not stop.
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When should I call a doctor for a wound?

The wound should heal itself in a few days. If the wound is painful, you can take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
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What Is croup and what causes it?

Croup, which is usually the result of a viral infection, causes the larynx and trachea to swell, resulting in a deep bark-like cough.
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